Critics and the New Jersey Sierra Club and the Pinelands Preservation Alliance oppose the project, which they say would impact the Pinelands Forest Management Area and would violate the Pinelands Comprehensive Management Plan (CMP).

 

This past Friday, the South Jersey Pipeline was approved by the Pinelands Commission. The proposed project would develop a 15 mile natural gas pipeline through areas of the protected Forest Management Area.

 

Former longtime Ocean County administrator Alan W. Avery and Lacey Township Committeeman Gary Quinn voted yes on the pipeline. The proposal needed eight votes to pass and received nine. The same projected failed to get Commission approval back in January of 2014.

 

South Jersey Gas has stated that the pipeline will be minimally invasive to the Pinelands, and will be a source of cleaner burning fuel for the B.L. England coal power plant and a reinforcement of the gas grid for 142,000 customers in the region.

 

DO YOU FAVOR OR OPPOSE THE "SOUTH JERSEY PIPELINE"

 

 

 

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